Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions? Here you will find answers to the most frequent questions of our users.

What is Croppit?

Croppit is a community-led innovation platform to discover, test and bring new, original plants to the market.

How does Croppit Work?

Introducing a new plant into the market is a complex process that requires time and the participation of several professionals like breeders, growers and retailers. However, end consumers are rarely invited to participate. Croppit gives you the opportunity to contribute with your ideas and preferences. The process is very simple:

  1. Breeders post new ideas and plant prototypes
  2. Croppit validates the value proposition, information and usage
  3. Community members rate the plants and give their views and opinion
  4. Best rated plants are considered for commercial distribution

What’s in it for me?

Regardless of whether you are a plant lover or you just started discovering plants, you will encounter several benefits and advantages in being a Croppit community member. From useful and precise information on how to grow and use plants at your home, stories and curiosities to unusual plants that you have probably never seen in the shop.

Who is developing new Plants?

People bringing new plants to the platform from around the world are identified as Breeders. Breeders select parents with specific criteria, apply dierent breeding techniques and select thorough the candidates obtained to identify the best potential varieties of plants. A Breeder can be a passionate individual on a certain genus or specie, a professional breeding company or even a Public Research Institute. Anyone with a good idea and good genetics are welcome to participate!

Is it a natural process?

Yes. When a Breeder applies for a new plant, Croppit validates the breeding process and techniques used. Croppit will reject any plant obtained via genetic transformation (GMO’s) and will only select plant candidates that have been obtained by natural breeding processes or by natural selection.

How long does it take until my plant is available in the market?

In order to test and validate a plant, we need to grow it from one season to another and this process usually takes 1 to 2 years. We estimate that, at maximum, it will take 3 years for a plant to be tested, validated and commercially produced. You will find the Development Status below the picture of each plant. This will give you an idea of how far this plant is in the process.

Where can I buy Croppit plants?

The plants marked as In Shop in the development status means are commercially available, but limited to certain countries depending of the growers and distributors involved. Our aim is to develop a network of professional growers in all countries and that’s why we invite them to participate. If you are interested in a plant, please email us and will help you in locating this specific plant

We will introduce an on-line shop at Croppit as soon as the Community is big enough. So invite your family and friends to participate and we all together will make the plants available much faster!

What is Test at Home?

In Croppit you are mostly rating ideas and Concepts. Test at Home is our system to test real plants in a real home environment with end consumers like you. Test at Home helps us in validating the value proposition, growing conditions and dierent climate uses. Furthermore, it is something that has never been done before.

Please note that Test at Home is implemented only for a limited number of plants and with a limited number of people. If you are interested in participating, please contact us through the link available in the platform and we will contact you with more information.

Do I need to pay something for testing at Home?

No, the plants are sent for free to your home and you don’t need to pay anything. Your contribution will be the time spent with the plant and the report we will ask you to submit and return with all the specific information about your experience.

How many plants can I test?

You can request to participate for several plants, but there is a limitation of a maximum of 3 tests per year.

If a plant dies, does Croppit send a new one?

No. Checking the problems occurred during the transportation and the quality of plant upon arrival is one of the objectives of the initiative Test at Home. If the plant dies, we will ask you to report the symptoms and problems observed and we will compare it with the results obtained in other shipments of the same plant.

How do I communicate with Croppit during and after Testing at Home?

When you apply for Test at Home you will be asked to fill a contact formulary. We will contact you by mail with all the instructions and contact details for your guidance.

Can I suggest other plants and ideas to Croppit?

You are very welcome to do so, and one of our goals is to know more in detail the ideas and preferences of consumers. You can post your comments in the green box appearing when you rate the plants or in our Blog (coming soon)

What is the section Ask Professionals for Advice?

This is the direct contact channel to the specialists of Croppit. Use this feature to communicate with plant professionals if you need more information about a plant or if you want to receive recommendations on how to take care of a new Croppit plant.

Which kind of questions can I submit?

Any question related to growing at home, care and maintenance, use and gardening applications or potential diseases. Please, note that this is not an open consultancy service for any kind of plant or gardening in general, our aim is to secure the correct information about our plants only. Questions not related to Croppit will not be attended.

How can I contact with other members of the Community?

Our blog and the social media channels appearing at the bottom line of our web is the system you have today to identify other members and plant lovers.

What are the symbols that you will find in our website?

Light Exposition

Sun
Partial Sun
Shade

Watering

Low watering
Medium watering
Water regulary

Prunning

Yes
No

Shape

Ground cover
Compact bush
Columnar
Small tree
Upright
Shruby
Grass
Big leaves

Plan category

Color
Winter survivals
Low maintenance
Grow your food
Plants for health
Superfood
Indoor decoration
Green zone